September 24, 2020
Chairmaker Peter Galbert takes you through the different types of spokeshave, how to tune them, where to use each type, and which ones he likes best.
June 30, 2020
For Megan Fitzpatrick, there is simply no faster way to remove a chip from a blade or erase a too-large secondary bevel than a high-speed wheel grinder.
May 12, 2020
With this jig and a set of sharpening stones, you can rehone even the "disposable" jointer and planer blades in your shop.
March 30, 2020
We’ve gathered a collection of our favorite sharpening articles and videos to get you on the right path to sharp tools.
February 27, 2020
Nonslip surface keeps diamond plates and waterstones from slipping.
January 29, 2020
Chairmaker Russ Filbeck demonstrates how he gets his drawknives and carving gouges sharp in short order using abrasive belts and a rubber lapidary wheel on his grinder.
December 5, 2019
An inexpensive farm feeder, intended to hang over a fence rail, creates a perfect tub for storing waterstones as well as a platform for using them.
November 20, 2019
The chip-carving knife, though simple in the extreme, employs some special geometry that makes it a versatile tool for removing faceted chips of varying shapes and sizes.
October 28, 2019
Bob Van Dyke demonstrates his process for sharpening a card scraper, including how to create smooth and square edges and faces, and how to draw out and form a burr to create the cutting edge.
October 10, 2019
Nano Hone lapping plates feature raised abrasive elements that speed the flattening process by increasing the edges in contact with the waterstone.
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